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Chronicle Books, 1995 - Photography - 143 pages
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At once seductive, informative, and ephemeral, a book jacket is designed to evoke - and promote - the contents of a book. During the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, book jackets emerged as one of America's most vital graphic media, showcasing the talent of America's most exciting illustrators and designers. JACKETS REQUIRED: An Illustrated History of American Book Jacket Design, 1920-1950 features a striking array of book jackets created for a wide range of subjects and formats, including novels, humor books, romances, mysteries, biographies, and history books, among others.

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If you're interested in the history of the book, then this is a must-have for your library: beautiful large color photographs of book covers from the 1920s - 1950s, artistic treasures. Read full review

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How Book Covers Became Artful Marketing Devices by John Van Pelt, Associate Editor for Design and Innovation Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 1995 "Jackets Required" celebrates the ... Read full review



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Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes f

Seymour Chwast is well-known internationally for his graphic designs and illustrations. He has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for children. His Houghton Mifflin collaborations with Harriet Ziefert include Traffic Jam, Moonride, and Ode to Humpty Dumpty. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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